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Tom Joyner and Al Sharpton forge ahead WITHOUT Tavis Smiley?

 width=I’m not sure who created this event but I know I always thougt played a integral part in it. Has Tavis suffered irreparable damage from his personal distaste for President Obama and his most recent (and self humiliating) attack on the ? (Sharpton obliterated Smiley after Smiley attacked him in the press) Looks like the event he hosted or co hosted for many years has been taken over. Has Tavis’ invitation gotten lost in the ?


– – – Taped in  New York  last Saturday, the forum is designed to formulate and commit to actionable goals to help advance the African American agenda over the next year,  was moderated by “” host   and hosted by radio’s  

Apil 14, 2011,  Silver Spring, MD  – –  TV One will air coverage of the Measuring the Movement program sponsored by  Rev. Al Sharpton’s  National Action Network  that took place in New York on Saturday, April 9. The forum is designed to formulate and commit to actionable goals that will advance the agenda of African Americans over the next twelve months in the areas of political power, and social/cultural influence.  Moderated by TV One’s  Washington Watch host and    contributor  Roland Martinand hosted by radio  Tom Joyner, “National Action Network Forum: Measuring the Movement 2011 with Al Sharpton” will air on TV One  this Sunday, April 17 from 10 AM  ““ Noon ET.

The two- hour program will pre-empt TV One’s hour-long weekly public affairs series  WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN, (which normally airs  11 AM Sundays) beginning an hour earlier at 10am.

A host of top African-American government, education, religious, and cultural leaders who participated in the forum included:  Rev. Al Sharpton; NAACP President and CEO  Benjamin Jealous; President of the  National Newspaper Publishers Association  ; Associate Director, White House Office of  Public Engagement  & Deputy Associate Director of the Office ofIntergovernmental Affairs Michael Blake; President and  CEO of the  National Coalition of Black Civic Participation  Melanie Campbell;  National Executive Director  of the  National Action Network  Tamika Mallory; Professor of Finance at Syracuse UniversityDr. Boyce Watkins;  MSNBC  Contributor  Jeff Johnson; Founder & President of Youth in Action, Mary Pat Hector; and Rapper and Political Activist  Che “Rhymefest” Smith.

The forum, which closed the National Action Network’s four-day annual convention in New York, was held at the  First Corinthian Baptist Church on Saturday, April 9.



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